Monday, July 22, 2019

Coaching Tidbits

  • Earn respect.
  • Communicate.
  • Offer praise when it’s deserved.
  • Never criticize someone who is competing but overmatched.
  • Go for brains over brawn.
  • Be flexible.
  • Make decisions with authority.
  • Drill them until they have it down cold.
  • Stress the little things to build a strong system.
  • Pinpoint and assign responsibility.
  • Be friendly with players but not overly familiar.
  • Be demanding.
  • Compete against the best.
  • Remember, a loss can be a great teacher.
  • Insist that self-esteem be earned.
  • Go for quality of practice over duration.
  •  Be organized.
  • Control what you can and don’t worry about what you can’t.
  • Don’t make excuses. Take responsibility.
  • Don’t use one kid to make an example for another.
  • Always have a positive attitude.
  •  Be efficient and precise.
  • Use tradition as a teaching tool.
  • Live by these rules—humility; dignity; ask no favors & give no favors.
  • Be proud to be on the team and remember the team always comes first.

—Compliments of Florida State Basketball

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